Shinzo Abe’s Secret to Success

A landslide victory! Doesn't he look excited?Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO via ZUMA

The LA Times explains how Japan’s Shinzo Abe won easily in a landslide election on Sunday:

Despite scant enthusiasm for many of Abe’s policies, particularly his planned reform of the constitution’s pacifist Article 9, his position rarely looked seriously threatened. On top of a weakened opposition, the economy has posted consecutive quarters of solid growth after decades of stagnation, the stock market is at a 20-year high and there are 1.5 vacancies for every job seeker.

Too bad that didn’t work for Hillary Clinton.